Animated ‘Weathering With You’ Scores at Box Office — Without an Oscar Boost

This week’s Oscar nominations boosted contenders “1917” (Universal) and “Parasite” (Neon) to further box-office gains. Other nominees saw little impact, from “Bombshell” (Lionsgate) to the second week expansion of French Oscar entry “Les Miserables” (Amazon). While some Oscar also-rans fell short, crowdpleaser “Just Mercy” (Warner Bros.) managed just fine. Such is the uneven impact of

Joke’s on us: The biggest (and most disappointing) surprises from the 2020 Oscar nominations

They rule the box office and dominate the cultural conversation. Now, superheroes have come for award season, too. One year after Black Panther racked up a bunch of Oscar nods in categories major and technical, any lingering genre bias against cape-and-cowl fare appears to have disappeared on the wind like the ashen… Read more… Source

Top 4 Things We Want From the Oscar Nominations

Tomorrow morning at 5:18AM PST, John Cho and Issa Rae will be reading out the nominees for the 2020 Academy Awards. Now that awards season is well under way, we have more than a good idea about which actors and what films will receive recognition. It’s highly likely that the same usual suspects who have

Joaquin Phoenix Arrested at Climate Change Rally Ahead of Oscar Nominations

Fresh off his Golden Globe win earlier this week, Joaquin Phoenix has been arrested in Washington D.C. for participating in a climate change rally. Phoenix was arrested alongside fellow actor Martin Sheen. The actors were two of 300 people attending the rally, organized by Jane Fonda. Fonda has been arrested several times over the last

How Holiday Box Office Changed the Oscar Race — IndieWire’s Movie Podcast

When much of the world went on holiday at the end of 2019, the movies were waiting for them. The performance of several highly-anticipated December releases tell a compelling story. Yes, of course “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” sped toward a $400 million gross by the start of the year. But the box office

‘And Then We Danced’ Review: One of the Best Gay Films In This Year’s Oscar Race Comes From Sweden

Merab is a dancer. Like his mother and father before him, he has trained in the art of traditional Georgian dance since he first began walking. Lean and sinewy, he delicately balances stiffness and flow with each precise move, his eyes alight with the pure joy of creative expression. He’s the paragon of Georgian health,

‘SNL’ Reimagines Oscar the Grouch as ‘Joker’-Esque Antihero Origin Story

Did we need a dark take on Oscar the Grouch? That’s the question posed by a new “SNL” skit that pokes fun at the hotly controversial new film “Joker,” which remains a topic of conversation as the film concludes its second weekend at the box office. On last night’s episode of “Saturday Night Live,” host

The 11 Movies Still to Come That Could Disrupt the Oscar Race

The Oscar race often takes a more concrete shape following the three major fall film festivals (Venice, Telluride, and Toronto), and this year is certainly no exception. Movies such as “Marriage Story,” “Ford v Ferrari,” “Parasite,” and “Jojo Rabbit” are Best Picture contenders, while performances by Adam Driver, Renée Zellweger, Joaquin Phoenix, and Scarlett Johansson

Joker’ Proves Venice Win No Fluke With More Rave Reactions and Oscar Buzz at TIFF

One of the big questions facing “Joker” after its shocking Golden Lion win at the Venice Film Festival was how film critics and journalists would respond to the film when it touched down at the Toronto International Film Festival. The comic book film’s Venice victory proved to be hugely controversial on social media, leading some

‘Little Women’: Everything You Need to Know About Greta Gerwig’s New Oscar Hopeful

Over two years after the success of “Lady Bird,” writer-director Greta Gerwig is finally set to return to the big screen in 2019 with her star-studded “Little Women” adaptation. Expectations are high for the comedy-drama, not only because of the heavyweight cast but also because “Lady Bird” turned Gerwig into one of the most beloved